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Highlight Not just dirt: the importance of soil
Soil is connected to almost all aspects of our lives, yet we often take it for granted. To mark the International Day of Soil on December 5, we interviewed several project managers at the European Environment Agency (EEA) about this precious resource.
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Data Visualization Percentage soil sealing by country
Showing the % of county area sealed in 2006 and 2009 for all EEA39 countries.
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GIS Map Application European Soil Sealing V2
Raster data set of built-up and non built-up areas including continuous degree of soil sealing ranging from 0 - 100% in aggregated spatial resolution (20m x 20m). Made available on 26 Jan 2010
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Publication Consumption and the environment — 2012 update
Update to the European Environment State and Outlook 2010 (SOER 2010) thematic assessment
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Figure Octet Stream Imperviousness density in 2009
The map shows the density of soil sealing in 2009, based on a 10 km2 reference grid. Green and light orange colors show areas with no or very limited sealing, while red and dark red colors show highly to fully sealed grid cells (mainly urban areas).
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Figure Degree of soil sealing (impermeability) in the UMZ in Sofia with 1.0 million inhabitants and Helsinki with 0.9 million inhabitants
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Article C source code header Analysing and managing urban growth
Over the last decades, continuous urban expansion at rates much higher than population growth has resulted in a massive urban footprint on Europe – fragmenting rural space, blocking ecosystem services and increasing the demand for transport and energy.
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Figure Mean soil sealing in Europe's cities (UMZ) in 2006 and modelled change of number of tropical nights (Tmin > 20 °C) during summer between 1961–1990 and 2010–2040 indicating higher risks of heat waves
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Figure Mean soil sealing in European capitals (UMZ) and soil sealing per inhabitant
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GIS Map Application Artificial Surfaces in Europe
Built areas in Europe
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European Environment Agency (EEA)
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